This summer, the Supreme Court will consider a brief submitted with help by Rep. Roy Blunt "supporting two secular companies that claim their
religious beliefs exempt them from parts of the Affordable Care Act."
Dave Helling of the KC Star asks,
"So real people have to decide how a company, union or neighborhood
association “exercises” religious freedom. Who are those people? The
owners? The CEO? Members? Stockholders? Workers?
And how? By majority vote? Executive fiat? A good guess?
And what might free exercise mean? Required prayer? Church attendance? Daily confession?
brief doesn’t say exactly. It suggests owners of a “closely held”
secular company with “sincere” beliefs can exercise the right. But what
applies to one applies to all. If a candy store can exercise religion,
so can Google."